Ballon d’Or/Golden Ball 2018 – Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo (Week #9)

Lionel Messi played two Liga games this week.  In midweek, la Pulga curled another beautiful free kick, away at Las Palmas, but FC Barcelona could not do better than 1-1.  This Sunday, it was a clash between the two best Spanish teams of the moment, at the Camp Nou, the Blaugranas and Atlético de Madrid.  The Catalans came out victorious with a 1-0 win thanks to superb free kick from Lionel Messi.  FC Barcelona is ahead of Atlético by eight points in La Liga and is still unbeaten this season (21 wins, 6 ties after 27 games and has not been beaten in 34 games dating back from last season).

Cristiano Ronaldo did not take part in the defeat of his club against Espanyol in Barcelona, 1-0, but played against Getafe on Saturday, at home, and scored two goals for los Merengues in a 3-1 victory.

Here are the statistics of the two players after Week #9 of the year 2018:

Player Games Goals Assists Trophies won
Lionel Messi 16 13 8 0
Cristiano Ronaldo 10 14 2 0
TOTAL Messi by 6 Ronaldo by 1 Messi by 6 Tie

Stay tuned…

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